rookie blue cast gallery abc 550 TV ratings: 'Rookie Blue' premiere solid; 'Save Me' not so muchFast National ratings for Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer programming has begun, which means ratings are a little quieter than normal. “Rookie Blue” premiered for its fourth season on ABC to the best ratings it has seen since its Season 3 premiere. Its lead-in, “Motive,” premiered in its regular timeslot with a loss of about a million viewers from its preview episode on Monday. The “Save Me” premiere on NBC earned a modest 3 million viewers.

CBS’ reruns won the night with 6.6 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/7 share in households. ABC was next at 5.3 million, 3.5/6, followed by FOX at 4.3 million, 2.6/4, NBC at 2.6 million, 1.8/3 and the CW at 799,000 and 0.6/1.

The 18-49 demo went to FOX’s reality shows, however, with a 1.7, followed by CBS at 1.4, ABC at 1.2, NBC at 0.8 and the CW at 0.2.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

“Big Bang Theory” rerun (8.8 million viewers, 5.6/10
households)/”Two and a Half Men” rerun (7.6 million, 4.9/8)
FOX: “Hell’s Kitchen” (5.5 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: “Wipeout” (4.1 million, 2.5/4)
NBC: “Save Me” premiere, two episodes (3.1 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (864,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “Big Bang Theory” rerun (2.2)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (6.8 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: “Motive” timeslot premiere (5.9 million, 4.0/7)
“Does Someone Have to Go?” premiere (3.1 million, 1.9/3)
NBC: “The Office” rerun (2.1 million, 1.5/2)/”Parks and Rec” rerun (1.9 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: “Beauty and the Beast” rerun (735,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “Does Someone Have to Go?” (1.3)

10 p.m.

ABC: “Rookie Blue” premiere (5.98 million, 3.9/7)
CBS: “Elementary” rerun (4.8 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: “Hannibal” (2.7 million, 1.9/3)

18-49 leader: “Rookie Blue” (1.2)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."